Sometimes you can find evidence of the growing popularity of of cycling as a means transportation in unlikely places. For example, a recent edition of the Ottawa Business Journal carried an article about the local commercial real estate market for office space.
In reviewing some of the forces driving the current market for office space, the article reports that in a developing trend, “parking is becoming less of a requirement for some tenants, particularly those staffed by younger employees. In buildings without abundant parking, many tenants are happy with on-site bike racks and showers.”
Also interesting is a recent CBC report about “ The slow death of urban parking“. It says that “Canadian urbanites are gradually turning against the car and turning against parking.” The report indicates that young urban talent working in large cities is increasingly using bicycles, public transit, and Uber. As a result, some residential buildings in Toronto are being built with no parking. One example is a condo on University Avenue that has spots for 300 bicycles, but no other parking.
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